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Focus on Training - August 2020

Category: Training

Focus on Training - August 2020 Update on CTP Training

Before taking some time off this summer, consider booking your resettlement courses now for the Autumn. We have an extensive programme of training available. Those courses which have been delivered by Virtual training have received excellent feedback and will continue to be delivered by Virtual classroom until the end of this year to enable us to comply with social distancing measures. We do have a range of contract funded courses and some others now returning to the classroom. As well as this we are delighted to announce exciting new courses to our programme from Autumn 2020 – Drone Piloting Level 4 Diploma and ‘Developing & Managing a Business with an Online Presence’ for those planning to set up their own business. 

To book or enquire about any of our courses, please call CBIC on 01252 954007

*New Course* Drone Piloting Level 4 Diploma

There is a growing demand for Drone Pilots and Operators within many industries, including Photography, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Civil Engineering Inspection or for many Service leavers this would be an excellent addition for those who have attended the Level 3 Certificate in Photography and wish to pursue self-employment.

Qualification - ProQual Level 4 Diploma in the Remote Piloting of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Commercial Operation.

Successful candidates will be able to use this qualification along with their Operations Manual (produced during the course) to apply to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) Certificate of Competence (CofC).

The course is delivered in two modules:
  • Pre-course, consisting of 20 hrs online ground school, learning the basics required in order to attend Ground School at our Associate premises in Stafford.
  • 5 days on site at T McAdams Security Training Airfield Industrial Estate Hixon Stafford. For this phase, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) are provided for training and assessment purposes. You may bring your own if you wish.
The course offers excellent value for money at £2475.00 per person and includes all materials, online learning, use of drones during the course and guidance on the development of the Operations Manual. ELCAS can be used to pay up to 80% of this cost.

Further information can be found on the CTP website here.

*New Course* Developing & Managing a Business with an Online Presence

Many Service leavers go into self-employment on leaving the armed forces, and this new training course helps to build a full pathway of support starting with our online guide and our Self Employment Awareness workshop. CTP then offer an Enterprise & Self Employment course to help build a business plan, along with other relevant courses such as Marketing & Selling and Accounting in a Small Business. 

Our new course is aimed at Service Leavers who have a business plan and are moving towards getting their business up and running. The 5 day course is made up of 5 separate modules which are all vital elements to ensure the success of running and growing a business:

  1. Business Structures and Financial Planning – delivered by a practicing chartered accountant covering the different business types, how to register, funding options, setting a budget, cash flow, costs and intelligent cost control.
  2. The Art of Selling – Implementing a tried and tested sales process to maximize sales opportunities, identifying customer needs and closing a sale. 
  3. Planning for success – Identifying risks and opportunities, analysing data through use of Excel and Microsoft 365 tools to track and monitor business performance, support for the business and next steps to take.
  4. Your website – DIY or Professional build, platform choice, creating engaging content, E Commerce options and website optimisation.
  5. Social media marketing including Google – focusing on the current top marketing platforms; Google Business, Email marketing, Facebook for Business , Pinterest Instagram and Photography, and LinkedIn for Business. Attendees will learn how to drive traffic to their website using social media to ensure the business thrives and survives.
The 5 day course will take place at RC Portsmouth, RTC Aldershot and by Virtual Classroom. All Portsmouth & Aldershot courses will be 3 days classroom + 2 days Virtual Classroom using Teams.

The cost will be £641.67 and Service leavers may use IRTC and/or SLC towards the fee. This is not an accredited course so there will be no exams, but attendees will gain a huge amount of knowledge to progress their business. You can find the full online description here.